5 Fast Facts

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

5 Fast Facts: Anni Albers

Posted: February 27, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about designer Anni Albers (1899–1994), whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February...
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

5 Fast Facts: Toshiko Takaezu

Posted: February 22, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about designer Toshiko Takaezu, whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February 28,...
A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned, dark-haired, Asian adult woman smiling while wearing a smock in her studio. In the foreground are two of her large sculptures; she has her hand on one of them.

5 Fast Facts: Agnes Martin

Posted: February 10, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Agnes Martin whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February 28, 2016.
Painting with nine by twenty-six grids formed by pencil on a textured, gray background. Tiny silver nail heads hug the top and bottom of each section. Exact in design, the effect is one of imperfection as the lines are not perfectly straight and the nails do not totally line up.

5 Fast Facts: Eva Zeisel

Posted: February 4, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

5 Fast Facts: Berthe Morisot

Posted: December 9, 2015
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Rendered in loose, impressionistic brushstrokes in muted pastel tones, the still life painting depicts a brass birdcage with two small birds cuddled next to each other on a perch. The cage sits adjacent to and partially obscures a bowl of lush red, yellow, and white flowers.

5 Fast Facts: Lee Krasner

Posted: November 24, 2015
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Lee Krasner, whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February 28, 2015.
Densely layered, expressive brushwork in cream, white, and multiple shades of green cover a rectangular, horizontal canvas from edge to edge. Daubs and splashes of paint mingle with strokes resembling arcs, circles, ovals, and other curving forms to suggest movement and energy.

5 Fast Facts: Petah Coyne

Posted: October 19, 2015
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Petah Coyne, whose work is on view at NMWA.
A sculpture hangs in a dark gallery. The sculpture comprises layers of melted pink and white wax that form a dress-like shape hanging from satin-wrapped chains. Its color, shape, and bumpy, lacy texture, evoke a frilly tutu, lavishly frosted wedding cake, or coral.

5 Fast Facts: Sharon Core

Posted: August 26, 2015
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Sharon Core, whose work is currently on view at NMWA in the collection galleries and in Super Natural.
A full crystal sherry glass and plate mounded with raisins and iced cakes occupy the middle ground of a still-life photograph. Luscious green grapes sit in the left foreground, and greenery rises in the background. The image explicitly imitates18th-century, still-life paintings.

5 Fast Facts: Patricia Piccinini

Posted: August 19, 2015
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Learn more about artist Patricia Piccinini, who is known for The Stags and whose work is featured in the NMWA collection.
A sculpture consists of two metallic-orange motor scooters manipulated to resemble male deer. Leather seats become haunches, dashboard dials resemble faces, and multiple rear-view mirrors morph into antlers. The serpentine, hybrid animal-machines appear to spar for dominance.

5 Fast Facts: Elisabetta Gut

Posted: July 8, 2015
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Elisabetta Gut, whose work is currently on view in NMWA’s galleries.
A brown, tropical fruit with a large segment of skin removed to reveal small, round pages of sheet music inside instead of fruit flesh. The book rests on a square woodblock with “libra—seme” printed in the bottom-right corner.